Picks for the Rackley Roofing 200 – NASCAR Truck Series (2022)

| June 22, 2022 8:00 am PDT

My NASCAR picks for last week’s Truck Series race at Knoxville worked out perfectly. Carson Hocevar was the dominant truck early, but a blown engine took him out of contention.

That opened the door for my top pick, Todd Gilliland. Gilliland led 58 laps en route to his third career Truck Series victory. This week, the Truck Series heads to Nashville.

The series will be back on concrete after a dirt race at Knoxville. How does your Rackley Roofing 200 predictions look? Here are my NASCAR betting picks for Truck Series racing at Nashville.

Ryan Preece (+650)

Ryan Preece will make his sixth Truck Series start of the season with Team DGR. The team has plenty of momentum after Todd Gilliland drove the No. 17 truck to victory lane at Knoxville. Preece aims to make it back-to-back wins.

He has been in contention to win multiple times in 2022. Preece has four top 10 finishes, including a pair of top-five finishes. He wrecked while battling for the lead in the closing laps at Charlotte.

Ultimately, Preece makes my Rackley Roofing 200 picks because of his performances in last year’s Nashville race.

  • Starting Position: 6th
  • Finishing Position: 1st
  • Laps Led: 8 of 150
  • Driver Rating: 121.4 (2nd)

Did Preece have the best truck? Probably not, but he exhibited top-five speed throughout the race. He pounced late, passing Grant Enfinger in the final ten laps to win the 2021 Rackley Roofing 200.

Preece accomplished that feat in his first Truck Series start. He enters this year’s race with more experience. That goes a long way in my free Rackley Roofing 200 picks.

Gilliland gave Team DGR their first victory of 2022 at Knoxville. Can Preece make it back-to-back wins at Nashville?

Chandler Smith (+800)

Chandler Smith was my only true miss for my NASCAR picks at Knoxville. Smith was a non-factor, finishing outside the top 10 for the first time in the last seven races. I fully expect him to be back on track at Nashville.

Smith is a championship contender this season, but we didn’t see him emerge as a weekly contender until the end of the 2021 season. However, one of his best performances before that stretch was at Nashville.

  • Starting Position: 5th
  • Stage 1 Finish: 3rd
  • Stage 2 Finish: 1st
  • Race Finish: 13th
  • Laps Led: 48 of 150

Smith was fifth on the final restart but fell outside the top 10. It was a disappointing finish for what may have been his best Truck Series performance up to that point.

He had the third-best average running position, while leading 48 laps. My NASCAR predictions value those numbers over his finishing position. He had the speed to score a top-five finish.

We’ve seen that speed in 2022, but Smith must close the deal. He hasn’t visited victory lane since early March at Las Vegas. My Rackley Roofing 200 predictions have faith in him ending that streak.

Corey Heim (+1200)

Corey Heim has looked impressive while running a limited schedule for KBM. The 19-year-old made select starts last season, but he wasn’t in contention. We’ve seen a different driver in 2022.

It wasn’t a great start, as Heim finished outside the top 20 in three of his first four starts. That stretch also included his first career win with a last-lap pass at Atlanta.

This will be his first Truck Series start since Gateway in early June. Heim battled teammate Chandler Smith but came out on top to score his second victory of the season.

This will be his first start at Nashville in any NASCAR series. That may worry some people, but my NASCAR predictions have confidence in Heim. The Rackley Roofing 200 betting odds have him as a top contender.

I value his Gateway performance because it’s a similar track. Nashville is wider, but neither track has much banking. A flat track should play into his hands.

Heim drives for the best Truck Series team in KBM. He has two wins himself, while Kyle Busch drove the No. 51 truck to victory lane at Sonoma. Can Heim add to the trophy collection at Nashville?

Grant Enfinger (+1500)

Grant Enfinger has been a popular pick among my NASCAR betting picks. The best NASCAR sportsbooks consistently undervalue Enfinger. I’m not sure why the Rackley Roofing 200 odds have him at (+1500), but I have no issue taking the value.

Enfinger has been on the verge of his first victory since 2020, but he hasn’t been able to close the deal. His three top-five finishes came in a four-race stretch.

My Rackley Roofing 200 picks revolve around last year’s Nashville race. Enfinger didn’t score the victory, but he may have had the best truck.

  • Starting Position: 4th
  • Race Finish: 3rd
  • Laps Led: 39 of 150
  • Average Running Position: 4th (1st)
  • Driver Rating: 123.8 (1st)

The numbers tell us that Enfinger had the best truck. He led in the closing stages, but Ryan Preece passed him with seven laps to go. Enfinger fell back to third, but my expert Rackley Roofing 200 picks have faith in a winning performance.

I’ve been waiting for Enfinger to break out in 2022. It will happen at some point, and Nashville seems like the optimal race. Hopefully, he doesn’t let me down with a disappointing performance.

Who Will Win the Rackley Roofing 200?

My Pick: Ryan Preece (+650)Bet on Truck Series Racing at Bovada

There are a few top contenders for Truck Series racing at Nashville, but I’m taking one of the favorites in Ryan Preece.

Preece has been in contention to win multiple times in 2022. We’ve seen his No. 17 truck in victory lane this season. Preece drove to victory lane in last year’s Nashville race. That plays into my Rackley Roofing 200 prediction having Preece in victory lane.

Feel free to tune into the Rackley Roofing 200 on Friday at 8 p.m. ET on FS1. Our NASCAR picks page will have coverage of Cup Series and Xfinity Series action.

Nicholas Sterling
Nicholas Sterling

Nicholas has been a Sports Writer with GamblingSites.com since May 2021. He has a rich sports background, writing about NASCAR, NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, Golf, etc. Nick is always ready for a new challenge.

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